When to call it a steam plant

Letter from Charlie Green

Nomenclature – July 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine


While technically your assessment of the misuse of “steam plant” is correct [in the June edition], the electrical power industry evolved in a different direction. I learned this in my career with Colorado Springs Utilities.

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Will CIA be in Gypsum?

Brief by Allen Best

Nomenclature – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine

Vail’s Airport may get a major name change

So much depends upon what you call it. “It,” in this case, is the airport located in the town of Gypsum, 37 miles west of Vail.

“It” was formally proclaimed the Eagle County Regional Airport in the late 1980s, when it was expanded to accommodate major jets, which now routinely deliver passengers for Vail, Beaver Creek and, to a lesser extent, Aspen and Snowmass -but also to the oil and gas industry that is now feverishly at work to the west.

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Christo, Cristo and Sangre de Cristo

Brief by Central Staff

Nomenclature – February 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine

In our January edition, we misspelled the artist Christo’s name in a headline on page 9; we had it as Cristo.

We knew better and we apologize, but we can point to two mitigating factors. One is that when you’re proofreading, mistakes in body type for some reason are easier to spot than mistakes in bigger headline type. (Our publisher’s most memorable error in that department came 34 years ago on a weekly newspaper in Longmont; he left the r out of Britches on a headline that was supposed to say Little Britches Rodeo starts Saturday.)

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What does ‘Saguache’ mean?

Letter from John D. Krugman

NomeNclature – November 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

Dear Editor:

We would like to ask for your correction of an error noted in your July issue, No. 17. On page 21 in the article entitled “The Pass Between the Rockies” by Ed Quillen, it states, in part, “Saguache, for instance, is green place.”

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Punche was tobacco in 1846 Santa Fé

Letter from Virgina Simmons

Nomenclature – September 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

Dear Ed:

I enjoyed your article about the word poncha. Here are a couple of additional bits of information. Poncha Pass was called Punche Pass sometimes in early days. There also is a Punche Valley several miles east of Antonito. It bears no resemblance to the pass, so I have always accepted the notion that a plant used as tobacco grew or grows in both places.

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